Women and contemporary architecture in Switzerland: an online conference promoted by the Foundation of the Chamber of Architects of the Province of Milan
“The Contribution of Women in Contemporary Architecture: The Swiss Example” is the first of the two online conferences hosted in the digital room of the Foundation of the Chamber of Architects of the Province of Milan. This conference, scheduled for Thursday, 1st October 2020, will be followed, on 15th October 2020 by “The Contribution of Women in Contemporary Architecture: The Finnish Example.” The initiative belongs to the architectural evenings promoted by the Foundation of the Chamber of Architects of the Province of Milan, which, since its creation in 1998, has promoted a lively cultural activity.
The cultural activity of the Chamber of Architects of the Province of Milan includes evenings of debate, architectural itineraries, publications, awards, exhibitions, and is a reference for professionals and architecture enthusiasts in Milan.
The goal of this event, curated by architect Arianna Callocchia, is to highlight the role and the importance of women in architecture, creating an opportunity for comparison, professional exchange and constructive dialogue between Italian and international realities. During the conference, the designers will illustrate some works recently completed in Switzerland to present their approach and their design philosophy in contemporary architecture as to environmental sustainability, technological innovation, building redevelopment, the relationship with the historical, cultural and urban context in which we live.
After the keynote speech by Barbara Soro, Consul Chamber of Architects of the Province of Milan, and Sabrina Dallafior, Consul General of Switzerland in Milan, the conference will go on with speeches by Stephanie Bender, 2b architectes, Lausanne, and Anne-France Aguet, architect from Mendrisio, moderated by Maria Vittoria Capitanucci, architectural historian, Politecnico di Milano. Stephanie Bender will present some projects completed in Switzerland, selected for their innovative characteristics and their relationship with the historical and urban context. Anne-France Aguet will illustrate the project of the Filanda, a new cultural center recently opened in Mendrisio.
This conference is promoted by the Chamber of Architects of the Province of Milan, Italian Council of Architects, Consulate General of Switzerland in Milan, SIA – The Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects, SIA – The Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects – International Section. The initiative is organized with the support of Garofoli, an Italian company established by Ferdinando Garofoli in 1968 and currently a world leader in the design, construction and sale of doors, particularly specialized in solid wood doors.
Webinar Conference and Facebook Live Thursday, 1st October, 6:00-8:00pm
Registered architects who will participate in the Webinar Conference will receive 2 CFP professional training credits. Architects must register on IM@ATERIA